The most valued ways of learning at work (2)

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The Learning in the Workplace survey (that has been running since 2010) has now had over 9,000 responses*. The full results are shown below ranked by the aggregated Very important and Essential scores. The shaded cells highlight where the most received were received in each category.

Key: NI = Not Important, QI = Quite Important, VI= Very Important, Es=Essential,V+E=Very Important PLUS Essential

NI 
%
QI
%
VI
%
Es
%
V+E 
%
1 Daily work experiences (ie doing the day job) DOING 1 7 29 63 92
2 Knowledge sharing with your team DISCOURSE 1 8 33 58 91
3 Web search (eg Google) DISCOVERY 3 22 32 43 75
4 Manager feedback and guidance DOING 6 21 38 35 73
5 Web resources (articles, videos, podcasts, blog posts, etc) DISCOVERY 2 26 42 30 72
6 Coach or mentor feedback and guidance DOING 7 24 44 25 69
7 Company resources (eg documents, job aids) DISCOVERY 7 31 36 26 62
8 Your professional network (in person or online) DISCOURSE 6 33 39 22 61
9 Live virtual training (Zoom/Teams etc) DIDACTICS 11 43 34 12 46
10 Online courses (on demand and scheduled) DIDACTICS 16 45 27 12 39
11 Conferences (and other events) DISCOURSE 18 51 26 5 31
12 Classroom training DIDACTICS 27 45 21 7 28

Here’s a graphic showing the value of activities in the 4 D’s of Learning

 

The results show that for modern professionals

  • the most valued ways to learn for work are the experiences and activities that happen as part of daily work (DOING), through interaction with people (DISCOURSE) as well as the use of informal web content (DISCOVERY).
  • whilst the least valued ways to learn at and for work are the traditional learning activities – classroom training and online courses (aka e-learning) (DIDACTICS)

So what do all these surveys tell us about the need for a new approach to workplace learning?


⇒  The need for a new approach to workplace learning 

 * Survey demographics

  • Age: 33% 40-49; 29% 50-59; 21% 30-39; 9% over 60; 8% under 30
  • 72 countries:

    • USA: 20%
    • UK & Ireland: 19%
    • Continental Europe: 24% (France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia. Slovenia, Czech Republic, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Ukraine)
    • Oceania: 12% (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, American Samoa)
    • Canada: 11%
    • Asia: 8% (India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Russia, Kazakhstan)
    • Middle East and Africa: 5% (Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qata, Lebanon, Israel, Yemen, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Cameroon,  South Africa, Namibia, Madagascar)
    • South America and Caribbean: 5% (Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago)

Last updated: May 29, 2021 at 12:30 pm